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Treacle Soda Bread Recipe  Veg   HT  CD  CBF  British  50mins

 

 

Makes 1 loaf     Hot   Cold  Vegetarian  Breads and Baked Fayre  Britain  Europe

 

 

Ingredients

   550g/1 ¼lb Plain Flour

   1 teasp Bicarbonate of Soda

   Approx. 450ml/15fl.oz. Buttermilk

   2 tbsp Black Treacle

   ½ teasp Salt

   a little Fresh Milk

   25g/1oz Sugar

 

 

Instructions

 

1.  Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas Mark 7 and lightly grease a baking tray.

 

2. Place the milk and treacle in a saucepan and heat, stirring, until the treacle is fully incorporated with the milk. Set aside to cool.

 

3. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.

   

4. Pour in nearly all the milk and  mix to a loose dough, adding more milk if necessary.

 

5. With floured hands, knead lightly on a floured flat surface and shape into a flatish round . Cut a deep cross into the top.

 

6. Place  on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 200C, 400F, gas mark 6 and bake for a further 25 minutes. Place on wire racks to cool.

 

 

 

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Main equipment required to make this recipe

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Wire Rack

 

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